The Legion 101 BoE Dilemma

I’m sure a lot of you have noticed that a lot of players have taken a break from World of Warcraft. You can see this via the realm selection page upon logging in. This could be a magnitude of different things, mainly, waiting for 7.2 and the influx of big game titles recently released. But with that drop in players, come the joy of lack of competition on the Auction House and sadly, more importantly, a lack of customers willing to part their gold, for your items. That being said, I think it’s fair to say, there’s a dilemma at the moment, whether Legion 101 BoEs will continue to be as profitable as before.

No known release date has been set for 7.2 yet, but with any new patch, comes new content, via (World) Quests, Dungeons and Raids. This in-turn, brings another increase in the ilvl. With respect to Legion BoEs I think the current highest ilvl is currently at 880. With the new content, we could see an 885 or higher item. With this, it COULD bring the prices down. This is currently evident with Legion 110 BoEs, where people are only buying up 900+ ilvl BoEs, with items below 900 dropping dramatically. It’s important to remember that there’s more versatility in the 101 BoEs market and will likely hold a little more value, but it’s hard to imagine how much value. This is the dilemma, of knowing whether or not to invest.

What I’ve been doing as of late, is playing it extremely safe. If i see an item, very cheap, I’ll buy it up, but paying a lot more attention to the amount of that item currently on the AH. No point buying something, if you cant make a profit, more importantly, there’s no point buying it, if there’s another 5 (of the same ilvl) on the AH and you don’t have the intention to buy out your competition. If you read my previous blog, you’ll know I’ve been buying items at 50% value, knowing i can double my gold, now I’m looking at buying at 25% to minimize the risk.

I know a lot of you through Twitter, are playing the 101 BoE market and are having a lot of success through it, which is awesome! but I hope you can take something from this blog and be very cautious. I currently have a lot of 101 BoEs spread around different realms and it’s hard to imagine, that if there was a crash, how bad it would affect me. I’m sure it will have a larger affect on you guys than myself, but posting this blog, may offer a little warning.

On the upside and I’m thinking relatively optimistic here, 7.2 may bring a lot of players back wanting to level their alts, thanks to flying. If this is the case, the 101 BoE market may actually thrive, thus items holding their value or greater. The first couple of weeks into 7.2, should give us a good indication, on where we’re at.

Now do you see why this is a dilemma?  Roll on 7.2!

If you’ve been under a rock since Legion dropped and don’t have any idea about Legion 101 BoEs, then check out my blog or check out my sales on Twitter under #LegionBoEs

Flipping Upgraded Legion BoEs (level 101+) ilvl 835-870

Today I want to share with you, the amazing sales you can achieve by selling/flipping Legion BoEs. I’ve been doing this since the release of Legion and I’ve made millions from flipping them on the Auction House. Don’t threat, it’s still worthwhile doing today, but always bare in mind the size of your realm and it’s economy, as each realm differs in prices etc…

So what are Legion BoEs? These are Bind on Equip items, that you can equip from as low as level 101 and you can loot them from mobs you’ve killed. At the moment, these BoEs start at ilvl 810, but the upgraded ones, the ones we want, start from ilvl 835 and go as high as ilvl 870 (7.1) So for example, you could easily deck yourself out in ilvl 870 at level 101 if you were fortunate enough to get enough of the items. It’s important to remind you at this point, to be extremely careful when purchasing these, as you can easily purchase the level restricted items… which to be honest, are of no benefit for this strategy.

To give you an idea on how strong this is, imagine that when you hit level 110 in 7.0, the ilvl you were aiming for, was ilvl 850. Now,  imagine being able to hit ilvl 850 at level 101! The term overpowered comes to mind, right? Well… you’d be 100% correct. It’s this reason, which makes this gear so appealing. It gives us the ability to power level our mains or alts. Okay, it may come at a cost to do this, but don’t be deterred, there’s a lot of people out there willing to shell out a lot of gold, to level their characters as quick as possible.

Below is a list of the items, you can buy, or loot. You’ll also see, that I’ve added a max purchase price and an average sale price. This is just a guide at what I look to pay and sell items for, your prices may differ due to the different server economies…

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If you wish to search these items on the Auction House, there’s a number of different ways to do so. You can do a search and input the following: /101/101/i835/armor This will search all the items following that criteria. I don’t have a TSM import string, as TSM doesn’t recognise the different ilvls. Or simply search each item individually.

I suppose there’s only one way to prove how worthwhile this is, so I better show a collection of my screenshots that I’ve taken from my recent sales.

 

 

As I always stress, if you wish to keep up to date on what I’m buying and selling, follow me on Twitter, I post a lot of sales and always answer any questions that come my way. Alternatively, you can find me on Facebook too. But… if that’s not enough, you can also find me, helping out in Peelyon’s stream on Twitch, where I will answer any questions in chat.

I hope you give this a go guys, let me know how you get on. Good luck and again, I wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Stay safe!

Legion BoE’s

If you were a playing during Warlords of Draenor, LegionLogo_lessglow
you will be familiar with the crafted levelling gear you could equip at level 91 which boosted your ilevel and stats, these boosted your ability to kill mobs and speed up your levelling or assisted you in gaining entry to ilevel restricted dungeons etc. Sadly these were unique equipped items, meaning there was a restriction of 3 items which you could equip at any given time.

Thankfully this time around in Legion, the restrictions have been removed, but the BoE items are no longer crafted, but are available from random drops. The items of interest, will be the items that are available to level 101 characters and have an ilevel of 835 and above. These cost a very pretty penny as they will be of interest to mains (Mythics/Raiding), alts (levelling) and the new twink bracket (PvP) for Legion.

When I levelled my main, I was very fortunate to loot and sell Fran’s Intractable Loop ilevel 850, which I was able to sell for 100k (90k after AH cut). The ring was of no interest to me as I already had a better ring stat wise equipped, but with that said, the 90k helped me buy materials to assist me power levelling my professions etc.

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Now I wouldn’t recommend farming these items, due to how low the drop rate is, and sadly, there’s no way you can guarantee getting the item you want, as it’s completely random! So the best scenario we have, is using the gold we’ve successfully built and invest it in cheap Legion BoE’s posted onto the Auction House.

If you use TSM, you can use this string to shop. Simply copy and paste the string below in your search box and hit enter.

/101/101/i835/armor

What this will do, is search the Auction House and narrow down, all the items that are available to a character at level 101, then will narrow the search down further, by showing all the items that have an ilevel of 835 and above. All these items will be within the armor category too. Remember to save and rename the search, so you can search for BoE’s on a regular basis!

Once your search is complete, hit the ilevel column header to put all the items in order of their ilevel. This will make it far more easier to differentiate between each ilevel and prevent miss-clicking and over purchasing items of a lower ilevel. You can limit this further, by adding another /i835 within the above string and this will just show ilevel 835 items. Simply change it to i850 if you wish to just search for ilvl 850 items.

I’ve been buying up a lot of cheap BoE’s off the Auction House to flip. Below is an example of the prices I’ve been buying at and the minimum I’ve been flipping for. This isn’t a guide for what you should buy and sell at, as each server/realm is different.

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Some things to consider, always opt for items with good stats. for example, rings only have Stamina so check for good secondary stats and a bonus stat, this could boost value for your item. Also have consideration for items with Prismatic sockets, these give players the option to add a gem to the item, these will also increase value to the item.

Although this has been very profitable for me, it doesn’t guarantee to be profitable for everyone. The way servers/realms are, each one is different in every way, it’s exactly the same with Transmog etc. The higher populated your realm is, the more items available to you, competition will be high, with a lot of customers to sell to. Lower populated realms, have less items available, but bring low competition and lesser customers at your disposal. Always check your Auction House and The Undermine Journal to see how your server/realm is doing.

If you have alts, like myself, this method CAN be seen as risk free. Any items I don’t sell, will easily be used for my alts. If this is the case for you too, then you too can feel at ease that you know that the items wont go to waste.

Here’s some screenshots of some flips I’ve made…


Feel free to post in the comments below and share your success’s or if you have any questions, please ask away! Alternatively, tweet me on Twitter @GrahransWoWGold
Thanks for reading guys and I wish you all the best of luck!